Kojima and Tale of Tales among devs nominated in 2nd annual Game Awards

After a successful debut last year, The Game Awards return next month with a list of award nominees that includes developers like From Software, Nina Freeman, CD Projekt Red and Psyonix.

The Game Awards return next month after a successful debut last year, and this week event organizers announced a list of award nominees that includes developers like From Software, Nina Freeman, CD Projekt Red and Psyonix.

Much like last year, the Developer of the Year Game Award nominee lineup is dominated by familiar faces like Nintendo and Bethesda Game Studios. Dig into the other categories, however, and you'll find nominations for everyone from Sam Barlow (Her Story) and Toby Fox (Undertale) to Ori & The Blind Forest developer Moon Studios and Rising Thunder studio Radiant Entertainment.

For your convenience we've taken the liberty of reprinting a select list of nominees for the 2015 Game Awards below in categories which may most interesting to developers. For the full list, check out The Game Awards website.

The event is once again produced by Geoff Keighley but will take place December 3rd in Los Angeles this year, a few hours' drive from last year's Las Vegas venue. It will also be streamed online via a plethora of channels that include Twitch, Xbox Live, PSN, Steam and the Wii U.

Developer of the Year 

  • Bethesda Game Studios 
  • CD Projekt Red
  • FromSoftware
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios) 
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
  • Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios | Behaviour Interactive / Bethesda Softworks) 
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix)
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (Capcom)
  • Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Games for Change Award

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix) 
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (tobyfox)

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